Leading up to the AT&T National, talk was surrounding the man that won this event last year, but nobody was really chattering about the guy that was looking for his second win in three events. Now? He's the talk of the golf world, as he should be, and is the leader of our patriotic rips and shanks.
Justin Rose: After that final-round 75 last week at the Travelers, when Rose went from leader to nearly out of the top 10, it appeared that the thoughts of the Englishman becoming a regular winner on the PGA Tour might have been a pipe dream. He changed that with a win on Sunday, his second in three starts. Rose was shaky to start his round, but closed with eight straight pars to win by one.
Ryan Moore: Well that was nearly epic. Moore's 65 on Sunday jumped him to a second-place finish behind Rose, and was the second great final round in a row for Moore, who finished the Travelers with a 66. It was Moore's best finish of the season, and his fourth top 10.
Vijay Singh: A few weeks back we were writing Singh's golfing eulogy, but Vijay continues to play well, including a tie for ninth at the AT&T, his second-best finish of the season.
J.B. Holmes: It appears if AT&T is sponsoring a golf tournament, Holmes will play well. At the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Holmes finished second, and this week, at Aronimink, Holmes carded a fifth-place finish, his third top 10 of the season.
Rickie Fowler: On Thursday, Fowler did what we've come to expect from the kid, posting a nice little 69 to keep himself near the top of the leaderboard. On Friday, Fowler couldn't find the fairway or the bottom of the cup, shooting a 7-over 77 with no birdies to miss the cut by a million. Fowler's great, but he shows his age in his inconsistency.
Tiger Woods: His tie for 46th was his worst finish of the season after making the cut. He was never a factor, never broke par all week, and was in danger of missing the cut on Friday. As Tiger said after his Thursday round, "It's just unreal." Yes Tiger, it really is.
Kevin Stadler: Not his best run in events as a professional, with little Stads getting disqualified at the Travelers Championship a week ago and then finishing dead last this week after a Friday 83.